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University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Ranked in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, Sheffield offers a world-class education in a vibrant and welcoming city in the heart of the UK. Our Students' Union has been voted number one in the UK for four consecutive years (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017- 2020) and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities to enhance your student experience.

The University of Sheffield is home to world-leading research, excellent teaching and a vibrant international community. Our researchers are passionate about tackling the great global contemporary challenges of our time. Our research influences national and international policy and changes lives. It also informs our world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines, including arts and humanities, engineering, medicine, dentistry and health, science, social sciences and business.

More than 29,000 students from over 150 countries choose to come and study at Sheffield creating a diverse and rich community.

Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant city with a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. It is conveniently located in the centre of the UK, making it the ideal base for exploring the UK and Europe. We are just 2 hours away from London and 1 hour from Manchester by train. It's also among the top ten most affordable UK university cities (2019 NatWest Student Living Index).

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What's new

What's new

The University of Sheffield continues to be recognized as a world-leading university in national and international university rankings and surveys:

  • 93rd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • 16th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • Best Students' Union in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017-2020)
  • 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019)
  • 2nd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2019
  • Ranked in the top 100 in the world for seven fields of study (Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings 2021)
  • 99 percent of research is world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognized (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Whatever subject students choose to study at the university, they will be taught and supervised by world-leading teachers, researchers and practitioners. Academic staff at the university are experts in their fields, and in the latest Research Exercise Framework 99 percent of Sheffield's research was rated as internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading. As a Russell Group university, teaching is driven by research expertise and Sheffield is ranked 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2020).

During their time at Sheffield, students are encouraged to manage their own time to build upon vital organisational skills and prepare for the world of work. In addition to becoming specialists in their chosen subject, students will develop their problem-solving, research, analytical, team working, and leadership skills, as well as increasing their confidence, and becoming resilient and adaptable.

The University of Sheffield works closely with business, industry, governments and international organisations to ensure that course content meets the demands of the field. Many courses feature alumni and guest lecturers who provide vital insight to students about their profession or industry.

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Subject areas

Subject areas

The University of Sheffield is made up of five academic faculties, with an additional International Faculty based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Faculties include:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The university's arts and humanities has been recognized as world-leading, ranking 67th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Departments include Archaeology, East Asian Studies, English, History, Languages and Cultures, Music and Philosophy.

Faculty of Engineering

Consisting of seven departments including Aerospace Engineering, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

This faculty is home to the university's Medical School as well as departments in Dentistry, Health Sciences, Human Communication Sciences, Neuroscience, and Oncology and Metabolism.

Faculty of Science

Consists of seven departments including Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology.

Faculty of Social Sciences

The faculty is made up of 13 departments including the university's triple-crown accredited Management School, as well as the departments of Architecture, Economics, Education, Geography, Information School, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Politics, Sociology, Urban Studies and Planning, and the interdisciplinary Methods Institute. Sheffield's social sciences placed 70th globally and law placed 66th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

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Student life

Student life

Sheffield is a vibrant city which is close to some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. Home to more than half a million people, the city is the fourth biggest in the UK with an exciting music and arts scene. The city also boasts lots of outdoor space, including over 200 parks, beautiful gardens and woodland such as the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Weston Park which are both a short walk from the main campus. Sheffield is a welcoming and friendly city, and it's one of the UK's most affordable student cities.

Guaranteed accommodation

The University of Sheffield guarantees to find students a place in their accommodation for the duration of their studies, providing they meet a few simple conditions. All accommodation includes a private bedroom and free Wi-Fi. The majority of rooms are en suite so students will have their own bathroom and WC.

Leading teaching facilities

The university has invested in state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, including an Information Commons library which has over 100,000 books and 500 computers, and the Diamond, a multidisciplinary teaching facility, with 2,540 study spaces, nine lecture theatres, a jet engine control room, a machine shop, and a virtual reality suite.

Outstanding support

The university has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to supporting international students, both before they arrive and throughout their studies. Across the university, there are expert advisers who can answer any questions, whether students would like to know more about scholarships, courses, accommodation, or what it's like to live in Sheffield.

Amazing student experience

The Students' Union is number one in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017- 2020) and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities to enhance the student experience.

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Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships & Funding

The University of Sheffield welcomes scholarship applications from high-achieving students who can demonstrate excellent academic achievement and potential. Full terms and conditions apply.

International scholarships for 2021 entry include, but are not limited to:

50 x 50%: International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

50 percent tuition fee scholarships for undergraduate courses* for each year of study (subject to achieving a 60 percent average). Students need to hold an offer before they can apply for this scholarship.

150 x 25%: International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarships

25 percent tuition fee scholarships for postgraduate taught courses*. Students need to hold an offer before they can apply for this scholarship.

Other awards may be available depending on nationality, domicile or subject of study. Students can use the university's Funding Calculator to find out more about available funding.

*A small number of courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health are not eligible for these scholarships.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The University of Sheffield has been welcoming students from all over the world for many decades and has a lot of experience in assessing and understanding the many different international qualifications. Visit the country pages to see more information on acceptable qualifications for specific countries. Specific grades, subjects and English language requirements vary by course and more information can be found on the university website.

English language requirements

The university accepts a range of different English language qualifications. The English Language Teaching Centre offers pre-sessional English language courses for those who need to improve their levels to meet the entry requirements for their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Undergraduate

Sheffield accepts a range of different international qualifications for direct entry onto undergraduate courses. If students do not meet the requirements, they can apply for one of the university's pathway programmes.

To apply for an undergraduate course, students need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Sheffield's UCAS code is S18 SHEFD. There is no campus code.

Postgraduate Taught

Holders of a good bachelor's degree from a recognized university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or master's programmes. Students applying for a postgraduate taught or master's course can apply using the online application form. The university's most popular courses receive many more applications than study places available.

Postgraduate Research

Holders of a good bachelor's degree and a good master's degree from a recognized university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.

Pathway programmes

If students haven't yet met the entry requirements to join one of the undergraduate or postgraduate courses, they can join a foundation or pre-master's programme at the University of Sheffield International College.

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Its a very peaceful uni surrounded by greenery. The staff and the student union is very helpful and all the work gets done in a jiffy with no delays.
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Rated5/5based on2 student reviews
Its a very peaceful uni surrounded by greenery. The staff and the student union is very helpful and all the work gets done in a jiffy with no delays. Customer reviews:
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The University of Sheffield developed from three local institutions the Sheffield School of Medicine, Firth College and the Sheffield Technical School. The School of Medicine, founded 1828, was by far the oldest. Its early history was very insecure and it was saved from collapse by the opening of Firth College, which took over the teaching of all basic science subjects to medical students.

Today, Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. It is a member of the Russell Group, one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching. The university provides numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses which meets each student expectations and leverages their global career.

A major city with a strong sense of community with a cultural centre on the edge of the Peak District national park, Sheffield is a special place, a city that leaves its mark. Its landscape, people and culture will influence students more than they can ever imagine. With nearly 70 venues in Sheffield, students will be able to find gigs by local and international acts nearly every day of the week. Venues include the legendary likes of the Leadmill and the art deco City Hall.
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